Thursday, January 27, 2011

Did the hospital forget to give me my super powers?

Sometimes I feel like I need super powers to get everything done during the day. I don’t know how people do it. I wouldn’t say I’m OCD about keeping the house clean, but it really drives me crazy when the pillows aren’t on the couch properly, when there is stuff laying out everywhere and I absolutely can’t stand to have dishes left in the sink. I really try to keep things tidy but sometimes I really just don’t have the energy. I come home from work, and all I want to do is spend time with Hannah. I just hate that she has to be in daycare. So when I get home, I try to make up for the time that we aren’t together during the day, so of course some days nothing gets done around the house. Where’s the balance or better yet…where are my super powers?

For example, last night I came home spent time with Hannah, and then we took my wonderful mother in law out for dinner. We got home around 6:45 I got Hannah fed and ready for bed. She went down at 8:00. She’s sleeping through the nigh now!!!! YEAH!!!!! Well I thought I’d lie down and relax (with a glass of wine of course) and the next thing I knew it was 5:00am.
So this morning, it was 5:15 am and I was up washing dishes, cleaning bottles, folding clothes, washing toys and cleaning the house etc. Then it was like I had an epiphany…and I thought to myself:
WHY AM I DOING THIS….is President Obama coming over for dinner tonight? Who cares if the house isn’t immaculate?

So I put the dish towel down and went and played with Hannah (who was by now awake from all the banging and clanging I was doing in the kitchen) before work.

I had to give myself a little pep talk this morning, and tell myself I am human and I can’t do it all.

Ok… I feel better. Hope everyone is having a great care-free day!!

1 comment:

  1. I feel like that all the time.  I can't be in a room if it's in
    disarray.  If the room's picked up, it makes everyone else want to keep
    it neat.

    But you are right, there are times when QT is needed.